Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg 1834

Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg

Current name: Prorocentrum micans EhrenbergRobin Raine (

Publication Details
Prorocentrum micans Ehrenberg 1834: 307

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1834). Dritter Beitrag zur Erkenntniss grosser Organisation in der Richtung des kleinsten Raumes. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1833: 145-336, pls I-XIII.

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Publication date: Effective date: Mai 1834

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Prorocentrum.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Type locality: "Ostseewasser aus Kiel" [Baltic Sea, near Kiel, Germany]; (Ehrenberg 1834: 307) Lectotype (fide Jahn & Kusber, 2005): Epitypification in Tillmann et al., 2019: 427, 428CEDiT2018E87 [SEM stub]; Baltic Sea off Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Oct. 20, 2017: K.J.S. Meier [U.Tillmann] (epitype) Ehrenberg; 25.xi.1832; BHUPM; Preparation No. 540164-1 (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: Kusber, Elbrächter & Jahn (2005: 206) write: "In 1830 and 1832 Ehrenberg performed experiments in Berlin with water samples from the Baltic Sea, sent by Dr Michaelis (Ehrenberg 1835: 536-537). Lectotype: "Although there are only a few taxonomic preparations prior to 1835 in the Ehrenberg collection, we assume that preparation No. 540164-1 was in Ehrenberg’s hand when describing P. micans. “Meeresleuchten”, i.e. bioluminescence, was a major topic at that time, hence he deposited a voucher of his 1832 findings." (Kusber, Elbrächter & Jahn 2005: 206).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 18 January 2023

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Roberta Cowan in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 18 January 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 May 2024

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